Nurturing and Accelerating Technical Development.
Transforming the player development process since 2006
Sessions may be canceled due to Extreme Weather.
If the BOM predicted temp* is 30º degrees or over for over half the session then the session will be cancelled. This will be done in advance, based on the predicted temp available (using BOM.gov.au) on the morning before the session. * Note the artificial surface adds another 3 or 4 degrees to temp, so 30º can quickly feel like 34º or 35º.
Note : If the temp is around 30 degrees we will run a 'hot weather session' where the focus will be on passing techniques and passing accuracy. We may not do footwork practice or games that require high intensity levels. we follow similar guidelines t the FFV guidelines which can be found online.
Light to moderate persistent rain (or heavy down pours) is not considered a problem for the players so sessions will run.
We will use the radar images to regularly check the severity of any predicted storms and check whether they pass over the venue. Sporadic storms, or quick downpours are ok. We can get under cover and let them pass. Heavy prolonged storms, especially with thunder/lightening/hail, may cause sessions to be cancelled. If a session gets abandoned during the session, then there will be no catch up credit given (as coaches and venue expenses still need to be covered). Sessions that are cancelled before they start will fall under the cancelled session policy. Parents are also expected to check the radar regularly, especially if they travel a fair distance to get to TST, and make their own decision about attending the session.
Effects of High Humidity on the Human Body : One reason humidity makes hot weather more unbearable is that the higher the relative humidity, the higher the temperature actually feels. For instance, a temperature of 95°F (35ºC) feels like 95°F when the relative humidity is 30%. But bump that humidity up to 65% and that same 95°F feels like a whopping 117°F (47ºC) ! A heat index chart factors relative humidity into temperature to provide a more accurate assessment of what the temperature feels like. [ 30º becomes 35º if humidity is at 70%].